Maritime Engineer

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Last update: May 25, 2022 Last update: May 25, 2022


Deadline: Jun 30, 2022
Location: UK UK
Organization: NIRAS A/S (Denmark) HQ
Sectors: Civil Engineering, Water Navigation & Ports & Shipping Civil Engineering, Water Navigation & Ports & Shipping
Job type: Permanent position
English English
Work experience: From 5 years
Date posted: May 25, 2022


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Would you like to further your maritime civil engineering career by playing a key role in the winning and delivery of port and marine engineering projects around the world? We are seeking a Maritime Engineer to join the NIRAS family and be involved in all stages of projects, from feasibility and masterplanning through to design and construction. Our current project portfolio includes the world’s first offshore energy island and a new landmark port in the Maldives, amongst many others.

With sustainability and innovation at the core of what we do, the types of project you will be involved in include port and terminal structures, offshore wind support bases, slipways, ro-ro facilities, breakwaters, dredging, reclamation and foundation structures. As well as design and analysis activities, you will have the opportunity to be involved in work-winning and tender activities, port masterplanning and our cutting edge smart and green port initiatives.

If you are interested in developing your career in ports and marine engineering then you could become our new colleague! Our diverse working environment and genuine values where we listen, learn and deliver sets NIRAS apart from others.

About the job

You will be based in the UK and be part of a global team delivering projects internationally. Our ports and marine centres of excellence are in Denmark, the UK, the UAE and Indonesia, and you will have the opportunity to travel to those offices as well project sites around the world.

Your principal duties and responsibilities include:

Design/analysis of ports and maritime structures
Technical, feasibility and optioneering studies
Site-based inspections, surveys and construction supervision
Involvement in port masterplanning support
Production of deliverables such as calculations, reports and drawings
Preparation of contract documents, specifications and bills of quantities
Design management and risk assessment
Package and project management
Actively participating in your professional development to achieve chartered status (if not already chartered)
Communicating and collaborating with colleagues in the UK and abroad
Supporting work-winning and tender activities e.g. proposal preparation
Working in line with NIRAS QA procedures
Mentoring and development of junior team members.

We recently launched our new energy strategy in which 13% of NIRAS’ annual profits will be invested over the next 10 years to support the green energy transition. You will play a part in this through your involvement in projects that support offshore renewable energy as well as smart and green ports.

About you

For this exciting position you will need:

A degree in civil or structural engineering
5 to 8 years of post-graduate experience primarily in maritime civil engineering
Chartered or near-Chartered with the Institution of Civil Engineers
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proven ability to work as part of a team
Working knowledge of structural analysis software such as LUSAS, Robot, etc
Other software and IT skills such as Microsoft Office, coding, AutoCAD, BIM, etc are desirable
Knowledge of the CDM (2015) Regulations
Willingness to travel in the UK and abroad
Knowledge of typical construction methods, ideally with site experience
A current and clean driving licence.
Experience of working in design and build projects is desirable but not essential, as is an appreciation of different forms of contract such as NEC and FIDIC.

Ideally you will have the right to live and work in the UK. Sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route may be possible but cannot be guaranteed.

We offer you

… the opportunity to join a respected international consultancy and a dynamic, experienced and highly professional team. You will develop professionally through exciting projects in the UK, Europe, Asia and Africa. NIRAS also has an active professional/social work environment, with competent colleagues who can mentor your progress and CPD activities.

You will be based either in our Ascot or Edinburgh area offices but other NIRAS satellite offices across the UK may also be considered, also with options for hybrid working between home and the office.

NIRAS offers employee benefits including contributory pension scheme, life assurance of 3X salary, training and structured employee development.